The best service and knowledge in the HVAC industry today – and also in the future.
Eyes firmly fixed on the future
Best service and expertise today – and tomorrow. To accomplish this, LVI-WaBeK listens to customers’ preferences and closely monitors the developments, new trends and market offerings in this sector. Creativity, inventiveness and an ability to see things from a different perspective are excellent tools for success for all of us.
Every professional can be involved in this process. Even if the sky is the ultimate limit, often improvements and changes stem from small practical ideas, new ways of doing things and first-hand work experience. Join us in our efforts to develop the entire line of business – we are looking forward to having a chat with you! That’s how we get started.
”We thank all customers and operators for the feedback received. We also appreciate casual discussions, user experiences and any relevant news. All these things help develop the sector and services.”Kimmo Pelkonen, CEO
It all started with a vision
LVI-WaBeK Oy and its unique SuperService concept are based on the philosophy developed by the company’s owner-manager Kimmo Pelkonen: to be a good business partner, you need to take a genuine interest in improving your customers’ productivity. To succeed today, a company must be able to offer a completely new type of services.
In 2004, Pelkonen set up an outlet called Uudenmaan LVI-Keskus, which operated in a 400 square-metre basement in the town of Tuusula, southern Finland. Initially, there was just the entrepreneur and a small stock of supplies and materials. A couple of years later, the company relocated to Petikko, Vantaa, and changed its name to LVI-Keskus Suomi Oy. At the same time, the contracting business was assigned to another firm, while the company itself specialized in the import and wholesale of HVAC materials and supplies.
LVI-WaBeK Oy – successful and service-minded
The company’s first branch was established in Lempäälä, central Finland, in 2007. In the same year, the company name was re-registered and changed to LVI-WaBeK Oy. WaBeK is an abbreviation derived from the German words for water (Wasser), heating (Beheizung) and air-conditioning (Klimatechnik).
By 2014 online business had already evolved into a well-establish concept, but LVI-WaBeK wanted to take it further, to the actual construction site and the fitter’s storeroom. The solution was SuperService – the world’s first ordering system based on near field communications (NFC).
In 2015, Pelkonen sold his majority interest in LVI-Nordic Oy, a contracting company he had established, to focus on HVAC wholesaling. At present, the principal place of business is located in Espoo. To date, it has opened 24/7 SuperService Wa’Center cash & carry wholesale outlets in Tampere, Lempäälä, Oulu, Jyväskylä, Helsinki and Turku – and more are being planned.